MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Residents in parts of northern Minnesota are cleaning up Tuesday after severe storms swept through the area late Monday night.
The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office said that the area of McGregor was hit hard, particularly the Eagle Point Camp Ground on Big Sandy Lake. Authorities said significant straight line winds toppled several trees and downed power lines.READ MORE: Brooklyn Center Issues Last-Minute Curfew, 100 Protesters Arrested Friday Night
Nobody has been seriously hurt as a result of the storms, but thousands are without power.READ MORE: Deployment Of National Guard Makes Some Feel On Edge, Others More Safe
Authorities said nearly 12,000 customers with Lake County Power are without power, and another 700 Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative customers were also waiting for their service to be restored.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Hopkins, Driver Taken Into Custody
The sheriff’s office said one fifth-wheel motor home was hit by a tree, trapping people inside who had to be cut out at about 1 a.m.